Care On Call

Telecare service for older people in Salford

What does it do?

Equipment is provided to support the individual in their home and tailored to meet their needs. It can be as simple as the basic community alarm service, able to respond in an emergency and provide regular contact by telephone.  it can include detectors or monitors such as motion or falls and fire and gas that trigger a warning to a response centre staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As well as responding to an immediate need, telecare can work in a preventative mode, with services programmed to monitor an individual's health or well-being. Often known as lifestyle monitoring, this can provide early warning of deterioration, prompting a response from family or professionals. The same technology can be used to provide safety and security through bogus caller and burglar alarms.
Another form of telecare often known as telehealth is designed to complement health care. It works by monitoring vital signs, such as blood pressure, and transmitting the data to a response centre or clinician's computer, where it is monitored against parameters set by the individual's clinician. Evidence that vital signs are outside of 'normal' parameters triggers a response.

Who it is for?

Telecare is a service that enables people, especially older and more vulnerable individuals, to live independently in their own home.

Where it is available?

Local service (Salford).

What it costs:

Depending on your circumstances you may qualify for Supporting People subsidy to help pay for the charges. Please contact the Control Centre to check if you qualify.

How to access or apply for it:

Please contact a member of the team on 0161 607 7133 or at careoncall@srft.nhs.uk, or write to Salford Care on Call, Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16-18 Worsley Road, Swinton, M27 5WW.

What to expect then:

We will contact you to make an appointment to visit your home and we will then demonstrate and install the equipment.

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

22/06/2018
Provider
Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, Greater Manchester, M27 5AW